CNN Sends Jake Tapper Back To Daytime After Primetime Flop

Looks like it's back to afternoons for Jake Tapper!

  • Jake Tapper’s move to the 9PM hour on CNN to cover the midterm elections was a ratings disappointment, regularly ranking third in the timeslot behind Fox’s Hannity and MSNBC’s Alex Wagner Tonight.
  • “As part of a special lineup, Jake agreed to anchor the 9 pm hour through the midterm elections,” a CNN spokesperson said.
  • Despite a flashy premiere show featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and President Joe Biden, he debuted with just 854,000 viewers, a number that only continued to drop in the proceeding days.